Internationally-recognized Speakers Join John R. Wood Properties’ 2015 Sales Kick-off Event

Three noted speakers attended the John R. Wood Properties 2015 Sales Kick-off event that took place on October 23, 2015 at the Naples Beach Club Hotel and Golf Course. The annual event marks the commencement of the upcoming sales season for hundreds of John R. Wood Agents and provides updates on upcoming strategies and insights into the luxury real estate market.


Stephanie Pfeffer Anton, Phil Wood, Debbie Maier and Pam O’Connor

In attendance was Pam O’Connor, President and CEO of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, which also operates RELO Direct, and Luxury Portfolio International. O’Connor, named as one of the Top 25 Thought Leaders by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the Top 100 most Influential people in Real Estate by Inman News, and named to The Swanpoel Power 200, spoke to John R. Wood Agents about what the global luxury real estate market holds for the upcoming year.

Also in attendance was Stephanie Pfeffer Anton, Executive Vice-President of Luxury Portfolio International (LPI), who represents top luxury real estate brokers in almost fifty (50) countries. Anton addressed agents about LPI’s global, multifaceted program and new marketing research about the luxury consumer.

The event’s keynote speaker was Debbie Maier, founder of The End Result. Formerly associated with the Ritz- Carlton Learning Institute, Maier is recognized as a global leader in training and motivational speaking. Maier provided the audience with a unique blend of insight, application and inspiration, motivating agents to nurture positive change.

“It was an honor to have representatives here from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, as well as our keynote speaker, Debbie Maier,” stated Phil Wood, President and CEO, John R. Wood Properties. “The market information provided was invaluable and the motivational content clearly resonated with our agents.”

Executive Vice-President and Director of Sales, Mark Bardo, added, “Our agents are so excited about the upcoming sales season and, as an organization, we are more than ready for another successful season.”

John R. Wood Properties is the oldest real estate company in Southwest Florida with 55+ years of experience in the market. The firm has thirteen offices serving the areas from Marco Island to Sanibel/Captiva Islands, and employs 400 agents and staff.

For more information, or to look at luxury homes for sale in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, Sanibel and Captiva Islands, and Ft Myers, visit

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